June 22nd Flag Ponds Shark Tooth and Fossil Hunt

Join us at Flag Ponds Nature Park in Lusby, $8 per vehicle, gates open at sunrise.

Coming up soon!

Central MD GPAA Officers

Volunteers needed, contact an officer

President               Scott Sprague
Vice President      Chuck Thompson
Secretary              open
Treasurer             Bruce Custer
Board Member     Dave Deryke
Board member     Randy Mertz



July 12th  Small Scale Rock Crushing and sampling

Join us for tutorial in hard rock sampling and crushing.

aug 9th at 8 pm
metal Detecting 101 

Learn about today's machines and methods.

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Our mission is to educate, inform and inspire the general public about recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection in our area and around the globe.

Who we are

Our vision is to give prospectors, rockhounds and mineral enthusiasts a place to gather and share their experiences while educating others about the importance of mineral extraction and creating a public awareness of ethical prospecting and collection methods.  

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​The Central Maryland GPAA was established in 2012 as an official chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America and is operated by Central Maryland Gold Prospectors, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.

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What we do

The Central Maryland GPAA is dedicated to providing environmental education in the area of recreational gold prospecting and mineral collection by providing hands on activities, educational outings and exploratory hikes for the general public, youth groups and other organizations. 

June 14th at 8 pm
Fossils of the calvert cliffs region of md!

In preparation for the June Outing.

Sept. 28th and 29th Atlantic coast gem and mineral show  

Volunteers needed for the MDgpaa panning booth!

Free Gold friday!!!

Everyone attending a monthly meeting has the opportunity of leaving with a nice picker!

Did you know there is GOLD and other minerals in the creeks of Maryland?

Come out to one of our local events, a group dig, an overnight outing or attend a meeting and join the Central Maryland Chapter of the Gold Prospectors Association of America as we explore Maryland's little known gold history and search for the lustrous yellow metal.